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Gingerbread based theme for Ascend and MDPI & HDPI devices Update [1/10]

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13th December 2010, 04:57 PM   |  #1  
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Update 1/10 Minor update to some, maybe major to others, I've made some changes to the status bar pull down for Ascend users, I've changed the main text to be black, I'm still not completely happy with it, so i'll keep tweaking... Also, I've added support for HDPI devices in the Gingerbread3.5.zip, in general the theme should work on a wider variety of devices.


Update 1/9 The theme is pretty much complete


In order for Ascend users to get the white clock you need to download buildprop and replace the one under your system folder with it. You'll have to be rooted and use a file manager or you could use adb shell or a terminal to replace your build.prop

Another change to the build.prop for the popups!!!

Special thanks to yuyuye for the information.

I've attached some screenshots of the theme in action. There are many more changes not visible in the screenshots, the majority of the framework-res have been updated to match the new theme.


UPDATE 12/16

I've attached the metamorph theme in case anyone wants to try it, i would say it's beta quality as it's not finished, but it's usable. Just load the v0.1.zip file on to your sdcard, download metamorph and install away. If you have any basic questions, feel free to ask but I won't be providing an major support yet because it's not finished. I would say it's 75% complete at the most. And as always, you shouldn't have any problems but USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!

UPDATE 12/22

New version v0.3 with a change to the submenu, I changed the submenu to white so the text is legible until i can get the Ascend deodexed and properly change the color of the text...

The download labeled GingerbreadAscend3.zip is may specifically for the Ascend I don't recommend anyone apply it on any other phones

The download labeled Gingerbread3.zip is for any and all MDPI phones

Have fun!!!

screens

http://min.us/mvk9WPS

Insrtuctions for installation:This is a Metamorph theme, so download and install Metamorph. Put the theme on your sdcard. Make sure your phone is rooted, you have busbox downloaded and installed and that usb debugging is turned on

For Ascend users, download your appropriate build.prop file and use a program like root explorer or subfs to copy and paste it into the /system/ directory, if you don't want to purchase one of those programs, download this program from the market "Mount /system (rw / ro)" open it and mount the system as r/w then use adb shell or a terminal emulator to copy the file over

Code:
su

cp /sdcard/build.prop /system/build.prop
and the launcher i'm using in the screenshots is linked to here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...8&postcount=69
and instructions for installing it http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...7&postcount=75
also make sure to grab the gingerbread keyboard http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=875202
Extra Launcherpro Icons by Fodoom http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=151

Widgets that I use and think are cool:
battstatt
Digital Clock
OneSeven
Tajm
Beautiful Weather
Power Widget

Ascend users checkout http://www.myascend.org for Ascend specific info and tutorials

Make sure to post screenshots if you load the theme!!!

METROPCS ASCEND USERS
Use this build.prop http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=239

Thanks BobZhome

UPDATE 1/21
If you are tired of the plain black gingerbread status bar make sure to give this status bar a try, styled by none other than Fodoom himself...
screenshot here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=348
metamorph here http://www.filedropper.com/gingerbread35fodoom


UPDATE 2/3
I am no longer supporting this theme, I'm moving on to bigger and better. Happy themeing!!!!
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File Type: zip v0.2.zip - [Click for QR Code] (1.26 MB, 795 views)
File Type: zip Gingerbread3.zip - [Click for QR Code] (1.26 MB, 1435 views)
File Type: zip GingerbreadAscend3.zip - [Click for QR Code] (1.26 MB, 646 views)
File Type: zip buildprop.zip - [Click for QR Code] (2.1 KB, 383 views)
File Type: zip Gingerbread3.5.zip - [Click for QR Code] (3.70 MB, 2287 views)
File Type: zip GingerbreadAscend3.5.zip - [Click for QR Code] (1.28 MB, 1072 views)
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13th December 2010, 07:55 PM   |  #2  
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Made a little progress using apk manager to decompile some of the xmls, got the date to show up white but still not the time and popup option menus(not sure what to call them). If anyone has any expertise, I could use the help....
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Keep up the good work, I am looking fws to checking it out!
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If you send me your framework-res.apk I can fix the code for the pop-up menu text.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Benny879

If you send me your framework-res.apk I can fix the code for the pop-up menu text.

I'd really appreciate it... I've attached it in Metamorph form, if you don't mind, what xml is responsible for those properties?
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I'd really appreciate it... I've attached it in Metamorph form, if you don't mind, what xml is responsible for those properties?

For some reason ApkManager isnt allowing me to re-compile this framework. You can find the code changes you need here --> http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...=864112&page=8

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For some reason ApkManager isnt allowing me to re-compile this framework. You can find the code changes you need here --> http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...=864112&page=8

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Thanks, but problem is I don't have a "values" folder in my framework, much less an xml called "style" in any of the folders...


wait..

I'm an idiot... found it
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It wasn't re-compiling the whole framework for me either, i had to to trick it to get it to re-compile the styles.xml by putting it in a different folder and renaming it... Flashed it to my phone.... and... no difference, pulled the framework back down and made sure the changes where present and they are... the Ascend doesn't seem to use those files at all... I'm pretty sure too because i accidentally deleted all the files in the values folder except the styles.xml and the phone works fine...
Thanks for your ideas Benny879, if you have any insight as to whats going on, I'd appreciate any help you could give, in the mean time i'm going to be pouring through these xml files, looking for any clues...
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For anyone following the progress on this, the problem seems to be that this phone uses odex files instead of the more easily assessable jar or apks, so I'm looking into deodexing the necessary files... If anyone could offer assistance, I would appreciate it...
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How would this theme be applied once its working?

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